The workshop schedule follows: Opening Remarks (9:00 a.m. CST - 9:15 a.m. CST) Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture Christine Varney, Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, U.S. Department of Justice Roundtable Discussion and Presentation of Issues (9:15 a.m. CST - 11:30 a.m. CST) Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture Christine Varney, Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, U.S. Department of Justice Tom Miller, Attorney General, State of Iowa Bill Northey, Secretary of Agriculture, State of Iowa Tom Harkin, Senator, U.S. Senate (tentative) Chuck Grassley, Senator, U.S. Senate (tentative) Leonard Boswell, Congressman, U.S. House of Representatives (tentative) Invited: Chet Culver, Governor, State of Iowa A farmer roundtable discussion and testimony will also be given at this time. Farmer panelists will be posted on the Web site at a later date. Seed Competitive Dynamics Panel (1:00 p.m. CST - 2:15 p.m. CST) Moderator: James MacDonald, Chief, Agricultural Structure and Productivity Branch, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture Panelists: Ray Gaesser, Soybean and Corn Farmer, Corning, Iowa; Vice President, American Soybean Association; Former President, Iowa Soybean Association Neil E. Harl, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Emeritus Professor of Economics, Iowa State University; Member of the Iowa Bar Dermot Hayes, Professor of Economics and Finance, Pioneer Chair in Agribusiness, Iowa State University Diana Moss, Vice President & Senior Fellow, American Antitrust Institute Jim Tobin, Vice President, Industry Affairs, Monsanto Company Agricultural Trends Panel (2:15 p.m. CST - 3:15 p.m. CST) Moderator: Phil Weiser, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice Panelists: Brian Buhr, Professor and Head of Department, Applied Economics, University of Minnesota Rachael Goodhue, Associate Professor, Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics, University of California, Davis Mary Hendrickson, Extension Associate Professor of Rural Sociology, University of Missouri John Lawrence, Professor of Economics, Iowa State University Chuck Wirtz, pork producer, Whittemore, Iowa Patrick Woodall, Research Director, Food & Water Watch Enforcer Roundtable Discussion Panel (3:30 p.m. CST - 4:15 p.m. CST) Moderator: Mark Tobey, Special Counsel for State Relations and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Justice Panelists: Steve Bullock, Attorney General, State of Montana Richard Cordray, Attorney General, State of Ohio John Ferrell, Deputy Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, U.S. Department of Agriculture Stephen Obie, Director, Division of Enforcement, Commodity Futures Trading Commission William Stallings, Assistant Section Chief, Transportation, Energy and Agriculture Section, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice Public Testimony (4:15 p.m. CST - 5:15 p.m. CST) This is an opportunity for those in the audience to make comments in an open forum. Additional updates and information will be posted on the Antitrust Division's agriculture workshop Web site at http://www.justice.gov/atr/public/workshops/ag2010/index.htm. While no streaming Web cast will be available, transcripts will be available for review at a later date on the Antitrust Division's Web site. Individuals seeking more information on the workshops should contact firstname.lastname@example.org .Vilsack and the Department of Justice's Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division Christine Varney will participate in the workshop and will be joined by Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey and Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller. They will participate in a roundtable discussion with presentations on current issues affecting farmers. Two panels focusing on the competitive dynamics in the seed industry and trends in contracting, transparency and buyer power will follow. The first day of the workshops will end with an enforcer roundtable and public testimony.